Start Weight:(20 May 13) 269.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Jul 14) 185.0 lb
Goal Weight:168.0 lb
following: Startrekker's Own Diet
performance: losing 7.0 lb a week

*Please note, my username's nothing to do with Star Trek. I just do a lot of walking and my first name means "star".* I'm a 48-year old woman, married, and teach college English. I'm also a US-Brit living in the UK for now, which is why I like using the US version of FS.

Until my mid-30s, I was pretty slim but, over about 12 years, I got so big that I couldn’t even do up the seatbelt on an aeroplane. In April 2013, I made a commitment to start being my body’s best friend, rather than its worst enemy, and set a weight loss goal of 122 lbs. I’ve lost the majority of that now and am out of the obese category.

My approach is to genuinely ENJOY the process of getting healthy and slim, and make it sustainable for the rest of my life. No magic shakes, gimmicks or pills -- just a good ol' fashioned healthy diet and plenty of exercise. I love to hear from other members, whether it's with comments, commiserations or celebrations, so please feel free to get in touch.


Achieved so far:
283/20.3 DONE April 17
276.6/19.10 DONE May 1
269/19.3 DONE May 20
252/18 DONE June 19
238/17 DONE July 16
224/16 DONE Aug 30
210/15 DONE Oct 2
196/14 DONE Nov 9
188/13.6 DONE Dec 19

FINAL STAGES: Yes, the last bit's definitely the hardest!

Oops. Back up from 188 to 192 Jan 3 -- but enjoyed Christmas/New Year!
182/13.0 DONE Feb 10
175/12.7 DONE Mar 26
Oops again. Back up from 175 to 182
170/12.2 DONE May 31
Oops yet again. Back up to 177/12.9 June 3 -- but enjoyed vacation!
A pattern emerging here...

FINAL GOALS (adjusted):
168/12.0 by July, 2014
161/11.7 by Aug, 2014
154/11.0 by Sept, 2014

FatSecret member since: 17 May 13

startrekker's Weight History

startrekker's Buddies

Online now mummydee
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down
Online now Christiana
last weighin: gaining 0.7 lb a week Up
buddies only
last weighin: steady Steady

startrekker's Cookbook

cals: 111kcal | fat: 7.16g | carbs: 11.21g | prot: 2.33g
Tabbouleh Salad II
Salad using bulgur and parsley.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 316kcal | fat: 14.64g | carbs: 26.45g | prot: 21.63g
Beef Crockpot Stew
Only four ingredients needed for this simple crockpot stew.
cals: 298kcal | fat: 3.96g | carbs: 33.45g | prot: 29.68g
General Tsao Chicken
A healthy spin on a traditional favorite chicken and rice dish that's full of taste and flavor.
view complete cookbook

startrekker's Latest Posts

Needing Support
To echo the excellent advice here already: surgery's not a solution - tracking, whole foods, fluids, exercise, etc is! It just takes determination, belief that it can be done, and a whole lotta patience - with the scale and with yourself. In the last 18 months, I've lost over 100 lbs and healthily, something I never thought was possible when I started. It CAN be done. There are loads of people on here to prove it and more than happy to support you, wherever possible. Feel free to look over my profile and history, and to buddy up, if I can help.
posted 28 Jul 2014, 06:47
Garcinia Cambogia
"Sit and spit diet" -- now there's an idea!
posted 06 Jun 2014, 20:58
Before and After, anyone?
My before and afters: April 2013 at 283 lbs to April 2014 at 175 lbs.
Apologies for these only appearing as links; not sure how else to get them on here!
posted 02 May 2014, 17:03
Older women????
Me too, wholefoodnut. Love this positive, friendly thread.
posted 18 Mar 2014, 22:26
looking for macro-tracking veterans
Nice bod, northernmusician!
posted 09 Mar 2014, 17:39
view all startrekker's posts

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24 July 2014

My last 40th birthday today. I had hoped to be at my target weight by now and I soooo nearly was a month ago. However, I took my eye off the ball a bit ...

20 July 2014

Okay, today is the day I get back on track. I was down to 170 lbs a couple of months ago, just 5 pounds off my ultimate goal weight but, it's been cr ...

startrekker's Recent Food & Exercise

startrekker's Groups

The 100 Club
A Group who's main focus is to shed 100 lbs!

Runners, unite!
For professional runners, and amateurs, to people who have never jogged, and anyone in between!

40's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

Helen s weight loss group
A group to help support others like myself who need extra encouragment whilst dieting !!!

The Mindfulness Group
This group is for embracing and appreciating our bodies for what they do for us, and for doing this mindfully.

startrekker's Recent Activity

startrekker's Own Activity

startrekker replied to Hpowderly19's post - Needing Support.
startrekker recorded a Journal Entry.
startrekker recorded a Weigh In at 185.0 lb.
startrekker recorded a Weigh In at 187.0 lb.

startrekker's Buddies

Christiana replied to Lynch's challenge post - Hi All!.
aya19 and Steviefan1 are now buddies.
HCB updated their Food Diary.
SELouisiana commented on their Journal Entry.

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Draglist supported sw21204's Journal Entry.
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